Playwright/Actor Sam Shepard on the set of Stealth.

Magic Theatre - San Francisco

Magic Theatre has announced it will launch its 47th season with a legacy revival production of Sam Shepard’s Pulitzer Prize-winning classic Buried Child. In 1978 the play’s world premiere was held at Magic.

The production is directed by producing artistic director Loretta Greco and will run September 11 – October 6, 2013 at Magic Theatre in San Francisco (at the Fort Mason Center).

Buried Child won the 1979 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and launched Shepard to national fame as a playwright.

Playwright/Actor Sam Shepard on the set of Stealth.
Playwright/Actor Sam Shepard on the set of Stealth.

Shepard’s play depicts the fragmentation of the American nuclear family in a context of disappointment and disillusionment with American mythology and the American dream, the 1970s rural economic slowdown and the breakdown of traditional family structures and values.

Stark Insider last covered a production of Buried Child at San Jose Stage Company where it played in 2012.

As we like to say around here: Let the show begin…

San Francisco Theater news, reviews, photos, videosBuried Child


By Sam Shepard

Directed by Loretta Greco

Featuring Patrick Alparone, Denise Balthrop Cassidy, Elaina Garrity, Rod Gnapp, Patrick Jones, Lawrence Radecker, and James Wagner

September 19 – October 6, 2013

Tickets $20-65

Monica Turner
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